NDRRMC gears up for tropical storm Ramon

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Rain drops from a window against the backdrop of restive Mayon Volcano in Legazpi City, Albay province, south of Manila, Philippines. EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is gearing up for the possible impact of tropical storm Ramon (international name Kalmaegi.)

According to NDRRMC Spokesperson Mark Timbal, they have already alerted all Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (DRRMO) as well as the local government units concerned to prepare for the effects of the inclement weather.

“Mayroon tayong mga disaster councils sa local level. Lahat po iyan, tuluy-tuloy ang paghahanda (We have disaster councils on the local level. Their preparations are continuous),” Timbal said.

“Bago pa man mangyari ang isang emergency or sakuna, nakapaghanda na lahat (Before an emergency or calamity happens, they already have prepared),” he added.

According to PAGASA, TS Ramon will bring heavy rains to eastern Cagayan on Thursday (November 14).

The area is still recovering from the impacts of tropical depression Quiel.

Earlier today, members of the Cordillera and Apayao DRRMO did an aerial inspection over the area together with other emergency agencies.

Relief goods are also continuously distributed to affected residents, Timbal said. MNP (with details from Harlene Delgado)

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